Some of the leading professionals in the field teach theoretical classes in the first semester. Once the theoretical part is completed, students start the compulsory internships on the master’s course.
Students do an internship in an auditing firm during the second semester. The Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants (through the Basque Country Regional Association) offers paid internships to all the students taking part in this programme with a view to ensuring they acquire practical experience in accounts auditing.
The internship module consists of two phases:
- During November and December the process of assigning students to the various firms participating in the internship programme takes place. The allocation is decided after the firms undertake a selection process based on the curriculums of students and an interviews.
- Between January and May, students realise their internships with the accountancy firms that have selected them; they are assigned to a team and accomplish tasks appropriate for a junior accountant.
The following are some of the firms that have welcome our students:
|AUREN AUDITORES SP, S.L.P.||MAZARS AUDITORES, D.L.|
|GRANT THORNTON||CHARMAN AUDITORES, S.L.|
|BDO AUDITORES, S.L.||DELOITTE, S.L.|
|GUTIERREZ BUREAU D’AUDITEURS||E & Y, S.L.|
|KPMG||MP4 AUDITORES, S.L.|
|LKS AUDITORES, S.L.||MOORE STHEPENS AMS, S.L.|
|PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS AUDITORES, S.L.||KRESTON IBERAUDIT AUDITORES PAIS VASCO|
|AUDINFOR||MACUA AUDITORES, S.L.|
(Not exhaustive list of firms that have offer internships during last years)
To complement internships, the Master’s degree also offers students the opportunity to participate in a mentoring process coordinated by the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants (Basque Country Regional Association) and DBS.
This process mainly aims to support students’ early professional development with the help of auditors with proven experience, who will provide them with a practical and comprehensive overview of the auditing work. Specifically, they will help them develop certain key skills for their professional development in this field.
The programme is run throughout the internship months (January-May), consisting of four hour and a half sessions. Each session seeks to provide students with support for their personal and professional development through:
- A daily practical session where student can apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the Master's degree.
- The opportunity to boost useful skills for their personal development.
The programme is supervised by the University and the Spanish Institute of Chartered Accountants (Basque Country Regional Association).
The Deusto Business School Career Services Department aims to foster contact with business and equip participants in the official Master’s programmes with tools to improve their employability.
The following services are offered to all participants in official Master’s programmes at DBS:
|1. Internships||The Department of Career Services will assist with managing internship offers from companies, etc. in order to ensure the participant profiles are a good fit.|
|2. Corporate presentations||The Careers Services Department will invite postgraduate students with the requested profiles to attend corporate presentations where they can present their candidacies. |
The department will also provide information on selection processes which begin through the presentations and will supply the links to include their candidates in companies requesting postgraduate profiles.
|3. Employment||Through the Deusto Business Alumni job listing, postgraduate students can access the job offers handled directly with Deusto Business School partner businesses as well as the 2.0 openings published on the webpage.|
|4. Training||The Careers Services Department organises seminars and workshops to equip postgraduate students with tools to improve their job prospects. Examples include: seminars on CVs and cover letters, how to prepare an interview, Linkedin and job search tools…|
|5. Personal guidance||Upon request, students can use a service to revise their CVs and cover letters individually. A previous appointment is required.|